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Connectivity still a big problem in North Garo Hills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, M arch 1: Four years after the state government created North Garo Hills on July 27, 2012, the district till today has major connectivity issues.

During a visit to North Garo Hills by a couple of jourlists recently revealed that the road condition in the District is far from satisfactory and the small roads in the district are full of potholes and dust.

The existing road from Dudhnoi to Mendipathar and Resubelpara is in total shambles and the roads are small dusty and top layer of the road is completely missing.

On the way, the reporters also saw that work was going on at a sil pace for a bridge near Mendipathar and presently, vehicles pass from a wooden bridge which seems too weak.

Some people, while speaking to the reporters, said connectivity is a major problem in the District and rued the public transport system in the District is almost negligible.

In addition, there were frequent request to the visiting jourlists by the people to highlight in media the poor condition of the public stand of a mini stadium in Resubelpara which often holds many sporting events.

Speaking on the matter, Sibhi Chakravarthy Sadhu while admitting that the connectivity is a major issue said the repairing of the road from Mendipathar to Resubelpata has been sanctioned and the construction work on the top layer would begin very soon.

He also said the Chief Minister recently visited the district and held review meeting and he directed the concerned departments to take speedy action to address all the issues besides directing the Deputy Commissioner to send him status report of various projects in the District.

He further said the department has been asked to pull up the contractors for the pending development works in the District which has remained a non starter. Reacting to a query about the bridge in the District which seems to be weak and risky for the people to cross, the Deputy Commissioner said that the particular bridge had washed out in floods in the year 2014 but its repairing has been sanctioned and even the work has commenced.

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